In the dominant Western religious system, the love of God is essentially the same as the belief in God, in Godâ€™s existence, Godâ€™s justice, Godâ€™s love. The love of God is essentially a thought experience. In the Eastern religions and in mysticism, the love of God is an intense feeling experience of oneness, inseparably linked with the expression of this love in every act of living.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
The pleasure in complete domination over another person (or other animate creature) is the very essence of the sadistic drive. Another way of formulating the same thought is to say that the aim of sadism is to transform man into a thing, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life - freedom.